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Aaron Cook
Father, Husband, Educator, Outdoor Enthusiast, Animal Lover
Father, Husband, Educator, Outdoor Enthusiast, Animal Lover
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Great infographic on Left Brain vs. Right Brain.
Left Brain vs Right Brain

» Left Brain:
I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A masters of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.

» Right Brain:
I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.

Do you have a dominant side to your brain or do you have a good mix of both? I feel there is always one side which stands out for everyone.
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I always enjoy reading Katie Arnold's Raising Rippers blog, but this recent post on time really hit home.  Take a few moments to read.

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/raising-rippers/Make-Time-for-Slow-Time.html

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Good story on reading levels by +NPR   What are some things you are doing in your district, building, or classroom to move reading levels back in the right direction?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2013/06/11/190669029/what-kids-are-reading-in-school-and-out

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Just finished reading a great article from Forbes on creating a powerful presentation based upon Apple Keynotes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/carminegallo/2013/06/11/ten-presentation-techniques-you-can-and-should-copy-from-apples-wwdc-keynote/

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Reading about dynamic grouping in the +The New York Times.  The key to quality ability grouping is that it is fluid and dynamic based upon routine formative assessment points. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/education/grouping-students-by-ability-regains-favor-with-educators.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&hp

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"If we feel excited about something, we'll get it out there, learn our lessons, and correct the mistakes." states Adam Brotman of #Starbucks.  Good article on a major company still trying to stay on the cutting edge and innovate. http://www.fastcompany.com/3009040/risky-innovation-will-starbuckss-leap-of-faith-pay-off

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Great read on leadership, take a moment to reflect on the article and what it means to you.

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10 Education Startups To Keep Your Eye On via @Edudemic shared by +Patrick Larkin http://bit.ly/16vzmVJ 
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